You have the capital with impact mission
We bring the projects
There is no fit-for-all model and we approach each engagement with a fresh perspective to ensure that our service is relevant and practical to your needs.
CURRENT INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Every day we are building a unique pipeline of commercially viable investment projects with demonstrable social and environmental impact within critical sectors of the South African economy. We will present project overviews matching your investment brief which are currently open for investment or in the process of development or conceptualisation. Included in our proposal will be projects from our own work-in-progress portfolio as well as those of our strategic partners.
TAILORED PRE-INVESTMENT INVOLVEMENT TO BUILD YOUR INVESTMENT PIPELINE
There is an oversupply of global impact capital over viable projects and we may not be able to match you with a project immediately. However, we usually know of worthy leads requiring further research, pilot testing and/or scalability and you may be interested in funding such effort with the view of becoming the anchor funder in future. Such upfront commitment generally increases the investor’s familiarity with the business and the market in which it operates, builds an understanding between the investor and the project team and significantly reduces due diligence times. Whether the project came from our networks or not, we are the team to take it from interest to investment and beyond.
TAILORED PROJECTS FOR MAINSTREAM INVESTORS
It is common for mainstream corporate investors to seek very specific impact interventions to complement their existing business strategies, to offset specific negative impacts of their corporate activities and/or to earn impact recognition benefits under their specific sector charters, BBBEE legislation or triple bottom line reporting requirements. We get just as excited about these engagements as they present an opportunity for shifting the status quo and for future integration, scalability and reach of the solutions developed.
In addition to increasing deal flow, impact investors can boost their portfolio outcomes through enhancing their portfolio companies’ operating results in order to create value. The existing portfolio companies can be used as a platform for add-on investments within the same sectors. We can assist with leveraging your and our knowledge of specific sectors to drive growth, returns and impact of your investments. This approach can materially reduce both the costs and due diligence timeframes for new investments. Often it also results in the discovery of previously unthought-of niches and may uncover valuable replication opportunities in companies and sectors with similar challenges and characteristics. Let us competently support you in your growth or acceleration phase.
EXPANDING YOUR RANGE OF INVESTMENT INSTRUMENTS
South Africa has a unique regulatory environment and a history of deal flow using various investment structures to creatively solve the need for financing which standard equity and debt deals cannot. We engage a diverse team of experts to assist with structuring transactions to suit the investor’s specific needs and preferences.
PARTNERING WITH BBBEE PROJECT OWNERS
The complexities of affirmative action in South Africa may make foreign capital unattractive to local enterprises if this would mean diluting black ownership. It is imperative that investment structures are set up by knowledgeable and experienced professionals to avoid serious setbacks and even the threat of prosecution for perceived fronting. We stand-by to help you navigate through the BBBEE landscape. Also, whether you have a project and need a BEE partner or are an experienced BEE business in search of a co-funder, let us assist you with the right introductions.